A man accused of intent to ‘stir up hatred’ by distributing written material in Ballymena appeared at court in the town on Thursday after a judge had previously said if he was not present an arrest warrant could be issued.
Lee Daniel Brown (29), of Shore Crescent in Belfast – faces one charge.
He is accused of distributing written material in the vicinity of Moat Road in Ballymena on October 20 last year ‘which was threatening, abusive or insulting, intending thereby to stir up hatred or arouse fear or, having regarding to all the circumstances, hatred was likely be stirred up or fear was likely to be aroused thereby.’
A not guilty plea has been entered.
He is a co-accused of Britain First leader Paul Golding.
Brown’s case was adjourned to March 14.